16 years as a public school teacher in New York City. Big Apple Awards Finalist: One of NYC's best teachers (2017 and 2018) WISE Senior Internship Coordinator English Department Chair I currently teach AP English Language and Comp and English 11 (Regents), plus supervise a senior internship program. I have previously taught the following courses/grade levels: English 6 English 7 English 9 English 10 AP English Literature & Composition Intro to Journalism Mixed Media Yearbook Literary Magazine Magazine Journalism I use over 11 years of experience as a journalist in my English teaching practice. I run a school-wide poetry slam each year.
Creative. Modern. Teen-focused. Leveled and differentiated activities and texts. Engagement and community are keys to successful classrooms and authentic learning. I do believe every student can learn at their own pace, every student should be challenged everyday, every student can love reading if they find the right book.
BIG APPLE AWARDS FINALIST - 2017 & 2018 2x Fellow, Poetry , The Academy for Teachers (NYC) English Dept. Chair District 25 Community Service and Leadership Award (NYC) Certified in Life Space Crisis Intervention Trained in Teachers College Reading and Writing Program Trained in America's Choice Certified to teach AP English Literature and AP English Language Rated: Highly Effective Teacher Rated in Yearbook: Teacher of the Year
Graduate studies, English, Stony Brook University, State University of New York Master of Science in Education, Literacy Grades 6-12, Walden University Bachelor of Science, Journalism/English, University of Hartford
Mother of two amazing boys. New York Rangers fan. Love to read, write, and shop - not necessarily in that order.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, European History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Drama, ELA Test Prep, Critical Thinking, Literature, Character Education, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, End of Year, Close Reading, Classroom Community